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When It Comes to Self-Confidence, a Little Makeup Goes a Long Way

I wore lipstick for the first time at three years old. Here’s why I still wear it.


Image by Element5 Digital

When I was three years old, I performed in my first dance recital. I got all dressed up in my little itsy-bitsy-teenie-weenie-yellow-polka-dot-bikini costume, which was, as you may have guessed, a tiny yellow bikini with black polka dots and lots of frill. But I didn’t realize until the day of the recital (or maybe it was dress rehearsal—you know, my three-year-old memory’s a bit foggy) that I was missing an essential part of the costume.


Lipstick.


To be specific, “Red Devil” lipstick by Victoria’s Secret.


Image by Laura Chouette